No Fly Cone on Shark Tank
Fly Trap Episode 410 11/03/2012 - Update
Seth MacFarlane and his good friend Bruce Gaither will be featuring the No Fly Cone on the Shark Tank Tonight. This rather unique fly Trap is 100% green with no chemicals or attractants to attract flies to the trap. I know, your asking we'll what good does a fly trap do if the flies have no motive to visit the fly trap. This is what makes the No Fly Cone so unique.
To catch a fly - you must "Think Like A Fly"
This is exactly what Bruce and more importantly his Wife Becky Gaitheraccomplished when making the first No Fly Cone. At the time Becky was pregnant and using the normal toxic sprays and smelly poisons to combat their fly problem was not an option. If you think about it, as the Gaither's obviously did, why would you ever want to use a smelly attractant that is ATTRACTING the very thing you are trying to get rid of.
Instead if you think like a fly, then you will naturally go where the flies are naturally drawn to. What is the BEST attractant flies can not resist? If you have a dog then chances are the answer came to you as soon as you read that. Yep, you take a No Fly Cone and put it right on top a pile of poop. They will be visiting the pile anyway, but this glue dome will prevent them from ever leaving or breeding. Now why didn't I think of that? Where can I buy a "No Fly Cone?"
With such a great idea in a market in the 10's of millions, and a Good Friend Seth MacFarlane to help pitch it to the Sharks the odds are really good that the No Fly Cone gets a deal on the Shark Tank. It's a product that many people already buy in one form or another and the fact it's really easy to use and dispose of, makes for a better fly trap. The fact that the No Fly Cone is a green Product doesn't hurt either. Another QVC product? I think the No Fly Cone on QVC is an excellent match.
ReCap After The Show
Bruce Gaither a Professional Horseman and Trainer was looking for $25k for a 15% stake in the "No Fly Cone" invention. He has been working on this project for 5 years and already has some in stores but because of the unique design, nobody knows what it is. Gaither demonstrates the product in how easy it is to catch flies without any attractant. Daymond John questions why would you want to leave the poop just to catch flies. If you pick it up, then there would be no problem in the first place. Good logic, but it's not just dog poop that flies are attracted to and I'm not sure Gaither ever got that point across.
Seth MacFarlane casually enters the Shark Tank as all the Sharks pretend to look surprised. The Sharks ask Macfarlane if he is an investor in this product? No, He's just a personal Friend. They ask him if he uses the fly trap? No, he doesn't even have a dog. MacFarlane may be good at comedy but as a spokesman I think I would have to pass.
The Sharks started dropping like Flies. They all were completely fixated on the association with this product and, we'll, dog poop. Macfarlane told a few more jokes but it did nothing for why they were even there. Lori Greiner actually gave Gaither the answer to possibly get a deal with one of the Sharks but he didn't pick up on it and walked away with NO Deal.
My Conclusion: Fly glue strips catch more then just flies depending on the location and the attractant. You can attract flies with soda pop or stale beer for example.
This would also attract wasps and hornets that could be caught and controlled on your terms where you choose to place a No Fly Cone. I'm sure there is several other good examples where you could use one of these without focusing just on the dog poop. Maybe a natural attractant added on to the No Fly Cone would be the answer to make this product more successful?